Sport: PNG Hunters make changes for top of table clash

11:20 am on 22 July 2015

The Papua New Guinea Hunters will be without star centre Thompson Teteh for this weekend's blockbuster Queensland Cup rugby league clash against competition leaders Townsville Blackhawks in Kokopo.

Head coach Michael Marum says Teteh has a hamstring injury with Lawrence Tu'u shifting from the forwards to the centres as cover.

Enoch Maki comes off the bench to start in the front row in place of Tu'u.

The Hunters beat Sunshine Coast at the weekend to extend their unbeaten run to 11 matches and consolidate second place in the overall standings.

The PNG team upstaged Townsville when they last met in Round 11 and a win this Sunday would draw the teams level on points.

The PNG Hunters are among the form teams in the Queensland Cup.

The PNG Hunters are among the form teams in the Queensland Cup. Photo: SP PNG Hunters

Full squad:

1. Stargroth Amean

2. Bland Abavu

3. Noel Zeming

4. Lawrence Tu'u

5. Adex Wera

6. Israel Eliab

7. Ase Boas

8. Enock Maki

9. Wartovo Puara

10. Esau Siune

11. Brandy Peter

12. Kato Ottio

13. Timothy Lomai


14. Adam Korave

15. Atte Bina

16. Willie Minoga

17. Henry Noki

18. Nickson Borana

19. Roger Laka

20. David Lapua

21. Edward Goma

(Four to be omitted)